Effective Time Management
•How much time do you have?
•What are your goals?
•What are your priorities?
•Do you have a schedule?
•Do you use a planner?
•Do you stick to your plans?
•Are you always on time?
•Do you put things off?
How much time do you have?
•There are 168 hours in every week.
•Make a list of everything to do.
•Figure out how much time it takes to do each item.
•Add the times.
•If you have more than 168 hours; you need to reschedule.
Time Management and Goal-Setting
•Make your goals SMART.
•Set both short- and long-term goals.
•Set specific deadlines.
•Combine your goals: School, personal, and career.
•Monitor your goal-keeping.
•Adjust your goals as needed.
•What is important and what is not?
•What order do things need to be done in?
•Based on your priorities, plan out a schedule for the block, the week and the day. •Planning may seem hard at first, but the more you do it, the easier and more natural it gets.
Do you have a schedule?
•Look at the course syllabus.
•Begin with blocking all set time obligations: Work, church, meetings, and so forth. •Highlight all exams and project due dates.
•Identify routine homework days and study times.
•Do not forget to take a break once in a while.
Forms of Procrastination
•Ignoring the task, hoping it will go away
•Underestimating how long it will take
•Overestimating your abilities and resources
•Telling yourself that poor performance is okay
•Doing something else that is not very important
•Believing that repeated minor delays will not hurt you
•Talking about a hard job rather than doing it
•Putting all your work on only one part of the task
•Becoming paralyzed when having to make choices
How to Overcome Procrastination
•Commit to being on time.
•Set and keep deadlines.
•Organize, schedule, and plan.
•Divide a big job into...